“We stole that one, we stepped it up at the right time and you have to get a buzz out of games like that.

“When the chips are down, we have the ability to raise our game. Full respect to our forwards, though. They did the hard work and gave us the space out wide to get the glory at the end,” said Murphey
 
And Tigers captain Martin Corry, who was playing his 200th game for the club said: “We knew if we stayed in touch, we had a chance.


“We just had to keep the pressure on and we knew the holes would come eventually.


“We didn’t realise it would take so long, though!”


The win means Leicester are within touching distance of a place in the quarter-finals.